Publish date: February 9th 2010
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
I think the word that sticks in my mind the most when I think about this book is disconnected. There were many pieces of a good novel in there, but I didn't feel like the author was ever quite successful at connecting them into a cohesive whole. I found myself confused at the choice to title the boo...
While I liked this book a lot. I wanted more from the story and the characters. The book takes place in a small Maine town prior to US entering WW II. It also focuses on a young woman radio war correspondent in Europe. Her stories are transported to the Americans who feel that this isn't their wa...
This book reminded me of the Guernsey Potato Peel Society. It was about WWII (obviously), set in a small town, and appeals mostly to older women (I think). My husband's grandma adored Guernsey and I think she'd like this one as well. It is cute-sy and romantic and a bit bold (but not too much) in...
I read this for a book discussion group otherwise I would not have finished it. I didn't really get interested until about 2/3 of the way through the story. I also felt a lot of anxiety when reading and it made it hard to sleep if I read right before bed. Not my usual type of book. It wasn't bad...